Tues. 03/10 - Hold Me Closer, Tiny iPhone

A leaked version of Apple’s iOS 14 reveals a treasure trove of details about an upcoming iPhone and iPad, augmented reality software, and tracking tags; an analytics company has secretly operated VPN and ad-blocking apps and gathered data from tens of millions of users without proper disclosure, a company offering panopticon service to the state of Utah once developed disguised social-media scraping apps, Google adds quantum computing to its machine-learning open-source TensorFlow development kit, DoNotPay lets users share streaming and news logins, the latest on the coronavirus impact on the tech world, and things fall apart: political strife broke the knitting community at Ravelry. Sponsors Links: iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more (9to5Mac) Apple developing new augmented reality app for iOS 14, testing Apple Store and Starbucks partnership (9to5Mac) Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 to include ‘Infograph Pro’ with tachymeter (9to5Mac) Apple Invents Foldable iPad and iPhone that could enter a ‘Joint Operating Mode’ Similar to Microsoft’s Surface Neo (Patently Apple) Popular VPN And Ad-Blocking Apps Are Secretly Harvesting User Data (BuzzFeed News) Twitter thread from Will Strafach on Sensor Tower apps (Twitter) Surveillance Firm Banjo Used a Secret Company and Fake Apps to Scrape Social Media (Motherboard) Announcing TensorFlow Quantum: An Open Source Library for Quantum Machine Learning (Google AI Blog) Google launches TensorFlow Quantum, a machine learning framework for training quantum models (VentureBeat) DoNotPay Chrome browser extension (Chrome Web Store) Now you can share your Netflix account just by sending a link (Fast Company) How to clean your Apple products (Apple) All but four of Apple’s stores in mainland China have reopened after coronavirus shutdown (CNBC) Silicon Valley is effectively on lockdown over coronavirus (Cnet) Amazon Tells New York and New Jersey Employees to Stay Home Uber to offer drivers 14 days sick leave if they fall ill with coronavirus (CNN) Engineer Who Attended Cyber Event Contracts Coronavirus (Bloomberg News) How a ban on pro-Trump patterns unraveled the online knitting world (MIT Technology Review)

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